15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module will evaluate the presentation and treatment of cancer from a number of perspectives. Through lectures, tutorials and class discussions we will examine modern oncology practices, such as multi-disciplinary team working, genetic screening in diagnosis, randomised clinical trials, and possible future approaches to tumour ablation, and particular attention will be paid to the diagnosis and treatment of the main cancers. The students will be given the novel opportunity to look at clinical cancer research and therapy through the eyes of survivors of the disease. Assessment will be through a referenced written seen exam and a blog post which will look to confirm critical understanding of cancer diagnosis and treatment practices.

Staff Contact: ROSARIO DEREK
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study, Patient contact and case reports
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Oncology and Metabolism):

Teaching timetable


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